Local artists shine at STGCC
This year's Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) provided the perfect collision of pop-culture from around the world.
Held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Sept 12-13, the eighth edition of STGCC was host to some of the hottest names from both Asian and Western pop culture including renowned comic book cover artist Adam Hughes, Chinese-American cosplayer Stella Chuu and Japanese designer Shigeto Koyama, who helped bring Big Hero 6's Baymax to life.
Apart from being home to the latest toys as well as a multitude of eye-catching cosplayers, the event was also a platform for local artists to showcase their talent.
In recognition of local talent, STGCC invited artists from Singapore to design special SG50 Munnies — customisable figurines — to celebrate the nation's 50th birthday.
Mr Mas Shafreen, 42, was one of the artists selected to customise an SG50 Munny. His design — a combination of Greek mythology and a Chinese art style — was created to show Singapore's diverse culture.
He said: "(The Munny is) kind of like Singapore. We have different things mixed together and I wanted to make something holistic and beautiful."
Other contributers to Singapore's pop culture scene such as Mr Jay Chen, a lightsaber maker at SaberMach and artists Mr Keh Choon Wee and Ms Sarah Isabel Tan.
They could be found at the area called Artist's Alley, where - much as the name suggests - local artists show off and sell their prints, sketchbooks and other paraphernalia containing original and art based on TV and film.
WATCH: Local artists at STGCC 2015
WHAT: Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention
WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Center, Level 1, Halls B and C
WHEN: Today (Sept 13) 10.00am – 8.00pm
COST: One-day pass $19
FOR MORE INFO: www.singaporetgcc.com